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Update Sanctions Hurt Innocent Civilians and the Global Struggle against COVID-19 

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a global pandemic. In the U.S., the concerned public responded by stocking up on supplies, leaving grocery store aisles empty of rice, eggs, and yes, toilet paper.

After 5 years of war in Yemen, American complicity must end 

March 25 marks the fifth anniversary of the brutal war in Yemen. With early and generous American military support to the Saudi-led coalition, this war has created the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. And things could easily get even worse.

Quaker Lobby Applauds House Rejection of War with Iran 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) welcomes the decisive message sent by the House of Representatives today that war with Iran has not been authorized and, absent congressional authorization, is unconstitutional.

Update Afghanistan Needs Long Term Peace, Not Quick Fixes  

Reporting indicates that the U.S. and Taliban are prepared to sign a deal, provided that each side can maintain a seven-day reduction in violence. Intra-Afghan talks are slated to begin soon after the signing of this deal.

Update Our Hopes and Fears for the 2020 State of the Union 

Between the escalation with Iran and the impeachment hearings, Congress has been abuzz with activity so far this year—and advocates have been hard at work, too. The president’s State of the Union address, set for Feb. 4, will serve as an important point of reflection for FCNL and all those working to create change in Congress.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Opposes Administration’s Bid to Expand Muslim Ban 

Washington, DC – The Trump administration is expected to formally announce plans today to expand the 2017 travel ban, commonly known as the Muslim ban. The extension includes Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) has consistently opposed any religious-based tests or barriers for admission to the United States.

Statement A Leap Backwards in the Middle East 

There was a time when the United States sought to portray itself as an honest broker for peace between Israelis and Palestinians; a seeker of solutions that would be acceptable to all sides. That role has virtually disappeared, as Congress and successive U.S. administrations sided unequivocally with Israel.

Background What We're Reading on Ending Endless War 

We’ve assembled articles, reports, and coalition letters that provide important perspectives and highlight the wide range of support across the political spectrum for preventing war with Iran and repealing the 2002 Iraq War Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Legislative Ask No Funds for Unconstitutional War with Iran 

Vote for the No War Against Iran Act (S. 3159 & H.R. 5543)

The U.S. and Iran are moving closer to war every day. The Trump administration is playing a dangerous game by ordering the assassination of Iranian officials and shutting down diplomacy with Iran. While claiming a desire to end endless war, the administration has rapidly escalated tensions between our two countries, increasing the risk of accidents and miscalculations.

Legislative Ask Prevent Unconstitutional War with Iran 

Vote for the Iran War Powers Resolution (S.J. Res. 68)

The U.S. and Iran are moving closer to war every day. The Trump administration is playing a dangerous game by increasing U.S. troop levels in the Middle East and shutting down diplomacy with Iran. While claiming a desire to end endless war, the administration has rapidly escalated tensions between our two countries, increasing the risk of accidents and miscalculations.

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